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      Yes to the Rock of Our Comfort (By John Piper)

      April 17, 2020 Pastor Byron Hand

      The Following is from John Piper’s recent little book “Coronavirus and Christ” (digital copy free at https://www.desiringgod.org/books/coronavirus-and-christ

       

      So when Jesus says, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35), and when the apostle Paul says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God” (2 Tim. 3:16), and when the apostle Peter says, the authors of Scripture “were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. 1:21), our heart says yes. We have tasted and seen. We know. And the knowing is well founded. We are not leaping in the dark.

      Our whole soul resonates with the biblical shout “The sum of your word is truth” (Ps. 119:160). “Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens” (Ps. 119:89). “Every word of God proves true” (Prov. 30:5).

      When this happens, the whole truth of God washes over us, even in the face of the coronavirus. It comes with incomparable comfort: “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul” (Ps. 94:19). “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Ps. 34:18–19).

      No man can comfort our souls in this pandemic the way God can. His comfort is unshakable. It is the comfort of a great, high Rock in the stormy sea. It comes from his word, the Bible. 

      “See” You Sunday, 

      Pastor Byron

       

      • I highly recommend this book to you … download it for free and read it on your computer, phone, iPad, kindle, or print it off as a PDF. 

       

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